Demuth and Johnson Battle to the Wire as Arenacross Concludes This Weekend

Demuth and Johnson Battle to the Wire as the 2010 AMA Arenacross Series Concludes This Weekend in Denver
**Catanzaro Looks to Claim Lites Western Regional Championships


AURORA, Ill. (March 22, 2010) - Just hours before the penultimate round of the 2010 AMA Arenacross Series, the complexion of the AMA Arenacross class championship changed dramatically when the series' most successful rider this season, Tyler Bowers, suffered a year-ending injury. As a result, the championship battle will be decided between one of Bowers' Babbitt's Monster Energy/TiLIBE Kawasaki teammates - Josh Demuth or Chad Johnson.

The showdown began last weekend in Dayton, with Johnson making a statement by capturing his second win of the season and gaining three points on Demuth, who finished second. Now, the deficit between the two riders sits at 22 points and with two nights of racing in store for this weekend's season finale from Denver and the Denver Coliseum, the title is still up for grabs.

Despite the unfortunate outcome for Bowers, the Babbitt's team is still assured of sweeping the top three spots in the final standings, a true statement of how stellar the team has been this season. Regardless of who walks away with the number one plate on Saturday night, 2010 will go down as arguably the most impressive single-season performance by a team in AMA Arenacross Series history.

While the AMA Arenacross Lites Eastern Regional Championship wrapped up its 2010 season last weekend with GPF/Babbitt's Kawasaki's Daniel Aulsaybrook claiming the title, the Western Regional Championship will crown its winner this weekend as well. Currently, Aulsaybrook's GPF/Babbitt's Kawasaki teammate A.J. Catanzaro sits atop the standings with a comfortable 20-point lead heading into the final two races of the season.

Should Catanzaro secure the Western Regional title, it would make a clean sweep of all 2010 AMA Arenacross Series championships for Babbitt's-backed teams, a feat that has never been achieved before.

This weekend's race from Denver marks the series' return to the Rocky Mountain state for the first time since the 2008 season. That season, AMA Arenacross Series veterans Kelly Smith and Brock Sellards raced to the premier class victories while Kyle Calderini boasted a clean sweep of the two nights of AMA Arenacross Lites class action.

Advance tickets are available for this weekend's Denver Arenacross from the Denver Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster charge by phone and Tickets cost $2 more the day of the race.

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AMA Arenacross Class Points (After Race 17 of 19)
1. Josh Demuth, North Richland Hills, Texas, Kawasaki - 351
2. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki - 348
3. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wis., Kawasaki - 329
4. Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Honda - 278
5. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Honda - 265
6. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Honda - 250
7. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki - 213
8. Dave Ginolfi, Lake Hopatlong, N.J., Suzuki -186
9. Tyler Bright, Lexington, N.C., Yamaha - 175
10. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, Honda - 150

AMA Arenacross Lites Class Western Regional Points (After Race 8 of 10)
1. A.J. Catanzaro, Middlefield, Conn., Kawasaki - 175
2. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Kawasaki - 155
3. Jim Neese, Clinton, N.C., Yamaha - 113
4. Travis Merrill, Quincy, Ill., KTM - 86
5. Ricky Draper, Bellevue, Neb., Honda - 66
6. Parker Eckman, Tustin, Calif., Honda - 63
7. Travis Smith, Lancaster, Calif., Yamaha - 62
8. Brandon Jones, Denair, Calif., Kawasaki - 56
9. Ryan Eppers, Stephenville, Texas, Kawasaki - 47
10. Landen Powell, South Jordan, Utah, KTM - 44

AMA Arenacross Lites Eastern Regional Championship - Final Standings
1. Daniel Aulseybrook, Ortonville, Mich., Kawasaki - 148
2. Chad Wages, Frederick, Md., Suzuki -145
3. Tyler Bright, Lexington, N.C., Yamaha - 142
4. Devon Pilkington, Virginia Beach, Va., Kawasaki - 142
5. Patrick Massie, Washington Court, Ohio, Honda - 85
6. Taylor Futrell, Clinton, N.C., Honda - 74
7. Davey Sterritt, Athens. N.Y., Kawasaki - 64
8. Kurt McCabe, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Honda - 43
9. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda - 38
10. Ryan Zimmer, Angier, N.C., Honda - 36
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